Apple MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17-inch debuted along with its 15.4 inch sibling in June of 2007. Touted as the go-to laptop/notebook for on the go professionals and creative types, the Apple MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17-inch offered the latest iteration of the Intel Core Duo processor at 2.4 GHZ with 4MB of shared L2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus and 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory, allowing memory heavy professional applications such as Final Cut to run half again as fast as the previous models.
Already loaded with an expansive 17 inch LCD display, 1680 x 10 50 resolution with support for millions of colors, the MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz also offered the optional 1920-by-1200 high-resolution display, providing over “30 percent more screen real estate than the standard 1680-by-1050 display” per Apple.
The Apple MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17-inch was rated EPEAT Gold and Energy Star certified.
The 2.4 GHz, 17-inch MacBook Pro, for a suggested retail price of $2,799 (US), included the following features:
160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB GDDR3 memory;
DVI-out port for external display (VGA-out adapter included, Composite/S-Video out adapter sold separately);
built-in Dual Link support for driving Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display;
built-in iSight video camera;
Gigabit Ethernet port;
built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot;
three USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port;
one audio line in and one headphone out port, each supporting optical digital audio;
infrared Apple Remote
85w Apple MagSafe Power Adapter.
Apple MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17-inch shipped with Mac OS X version 10.4.9 Tiger–touted by Apple as the most successful Apple OS release in the company’s history. 10.4.9 Tiger included over 150 features, among them: Safari™; Mail, iCal®; iChat AV; Front Row; Spotlight; Dashboard (which returned the concept of desk accessories, now termed “widgets” to the Mac OS); the Automator scripting tool; Voiceover; Quicktime 7; Dictonary (based on the New Oxford American Dictionary); Grapher graphing tool; Xcode; Quartz Composer; AU Lab (developer tool for missing audio units), as well as New versions of Unix apps cp, mv, and rsync (which supported files with resource forks); and Photo Booth. iLife ’06–Apple’s much honored suite of lifestyle applications including: iPhoto®, iMovie® HD, iDVD®, GarageBand™ and iWeb™ was also included in the installed software bundle.
Standard RAM as shipped: 2 GB
Maximum Memory Allowed: 4GB
Number of slots: 2 Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.
Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
Memory Type Required: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
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